Museums & Heritage

Duluth is rich in history and heritage, having been built on the logging, mining, and shipping industries from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Within easy walking distance from the resort is the Lake Superior Maritime Museum, which is located at the foot of a historical landmark, the Aerial Lift Bridge. A seasonal trolley ride away from the resort (June – Aug.), is the William A. Irvin Iron Ore Boat Museum, Lake Superior Railroad Museum, North Shore Scenic Railroad, St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center, and the Duluth Depot. Duluth has over 30 places listed in The National Register of Historic Places to visit and enjoy. The remains of The Park Point Lighthouse, located at the end of Park Point, is one of the historic sites listed. Glensheen Mansion offers a variety of tours of the historic estate and is a guest favorite. Located on the Lakewalk is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean Veterans Memorial. The Port Town Trolley is a replica of a trolley operated in Duluth in earlier times and runs daily from 11:30am-7:00pm from June – August. It is air conditioned and provides rides from Canal Park to various museums, events, and sites within the downtown, and Bayfront areas. Children love to ride on it and it’s a great family photograph opportunity.





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Located in Duluth
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Rainy Day Fun, Summer, Winter

The Tweed Museum of Art, is one of Duluth’s museums located on the campus of UMD which holds a collection of over 7,000 art objects representing a range of culture, and periods of art history.

1207 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812
Seasonal Trolley Ride

The Duluth Union Depot was built in 1892, served seven different rail lines, and accommodated 5,000 passengers. In 1973 it re-opened, housing the Duluth Art Institute, Lake Superior Railroad Museum, St. Louis County Historical Society, and five performing arts organizations. These museums hold many historic attractions that the city of Duluth was built off of.

506 W. Michigan St
Duluth, MN 55802
Within Walking Distance

The Duluth lighthouse on the North Pier was the last of three to be built in the harbor and is one of the largest attractions in Duluth to see. It was first illuminated on April 7, 1910. It consists of a 37-foot riveted steel tower on a steel frame, painted white, and is mounted on […]

Duluth, MN 55802
Seasonal Trolley Ride
Family-Oriented, Kids Fun, Rainy Day Fun, Summer, Winter

This hands-on discovery center inspires guests to explore animals and habitats found in the Great Lakes Basin and other waters of the world. This is one of Duluth’s wettest attractions and museums for sightseeing different animals. The aquarium is currently home to over 900 animals. Open year round. Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm.

353 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802
Seasonal Trolley Ride

History comes alive on the Lakefront line of the North Shore Scenic Railroad! During our summer season, several trains a day depart the historic Duluth Union Depot for a trip through downtown Duluth, Canal Park, the shore of Lake Superior, and deep into the majestic north woods. Fully narrated tours tell the history of Duluth, […]

506 W. Michigan St
Duluth, MN 55802